World Affairs Note: Netanyahu’s Perfidy

A chance for a positive-sum agreement between Hamas and Israel putting into place a ceasefire was, it seems, intentionally destroyed by Netanyahu in his carefully timed murder of Hamas official Ahmed Jabari, which provoked rocket fire and then the recent Israeli attack on Gaza. Netanyahu sacrificed the security of the Israeli people to win an electoral campaign he is basing on his extremist, militant support base. To ensure his re-election, Netanyahu did not just endanger the security of the Israeli people; he also undermined U.S. national security, which is hardly enhanced by continuing instability in the Mideast and the inevitable accompanying anti-American terrorism. Americans, of course, have no clue about this, unless they read such sources as Huffington Post, but presumably Obama is well aware of what Netanyahu did, so the interesting question is this:

What is Obama going to do?

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